Let me say right away this post is centred on the idea of finding peace and is not likely to please those who think to profit from the continuation of conflict. However, even these people are welcome here as I respect your right to hold your ideas, without agreeing with them.
Finding peace with ourselves seems the best place to begin. The search could take us along an unknown path if we are unaccustomed to inner reflection. Maybe we need to make peace with the past: stop clinging to what was or wasn’t, let go of yesterday to embrace today.
Accepting we are here now as the result of our experiences and efforts, plus various influences, gives us the freedom, and yes, peace, to view this moment as the beginning of the rest of our life. Dramatic? Possibly. Worth pondering? You can decide for yourself.
Finding peace outside of ourselves is no less difficult, complicated by the fact our voice is only one among six billion. Yet that should not stop us making an effort in the desired direction.
Knowing certain folk/countries will continue to produce/sell and buy/use arms, perhaps a Peace Tax could be applied to them. It may not stop all acts of violence, but the revenue raised might be spent on peaceful projects, akin to the promotion of love to compensate for the marketing of hate.
With this undoubtedly silly suggestion let me bring this post to a close. Thanks for connecting here and good luck with your efforts in the area of finding peace.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).